Level 4 House and Yard

The Workshop is the focal point of My Time at Portia, functioning as both the player's home and work area. After arriving in Portia, Presley will show the player to their inherited Workshop right outside of the city walls, then hand over a letter from the player's father containing his old Workbook, which details a few basic Assembly Station recipes that will help the player start their new life as a Builder. The starting Workshop property comes with a small, gated yard, level 1 house, level 1 Assembly Station, and level 1 Worktable, as well as a mailbox and resource box.


House lv1

The house is where the player sleeps and begins each day.

At first, the house is somewhat dilapidated and needs several broken floorboards repaired. The floorboards must be repaired with Wood in order for sleeping to fully recover stamina (Icon SP), as sleeping in the broken house only recovers a portion of the player's maximum Icon SP; a total of 36 Wood is required to fully repair the house.


Apart from the player, spouses can live in the house and sleep beside them. Marriage becomes available upon upgrading the house to level 2. At the level 4 upgrade, the couple can have children, through pregnancy or adoption.

Pets can also live in the house, provided the player has reached Familiar status (two full relationship stars) with them. Removing the pets requires their friendship level to drop below Familiar status, which is possible via giving the pet hated gifts or an Abandon Tag.

Furnishing and home panelEdit

Home panel furniture

The home panel

Main article: Furniture

By placing furniture inside the house, the player can gain stat bonuses up to a maximum specified by the level of their house. The home panel can be found to the left of the door, displaying all furniture stats, helper options, and logs all helper activity.

Helper optionsEdit

When the player has helpers, the player can control the helper's activities through the home panel. Helper options include:

  • Stop harvesting crops
  • Stop gathering animal products
  • Stop gathering workshop products, such as crafted materials or prepared food
  • Stop adding fuel for machines
  • Stop adding food for farm animals
  • Stop adding fertilizer for plants

House upgradesEdit

The house can be upgraded and moved at A&G Construction. House level 1 has a dimension of 10 x 10 squares, level 2 with 22 x 20 squares, and level 3 and level 4 have the same exterior dimensions.

At level 4, the player can buy an alternative exterior appearance, 47 x 33 squares. It has same effects and same interior than the original level 4 house.

Workshop homeWorkshop home House upgrades
Level Materials needed Effect
House lv2
Level 2
Hardwood PlankHardwood Plank (20)
Bronze BarBronze Bar (20)
  • Maximum Health Bonus +200
  • Maximum Stamina Bonus +100
  • Maximum Attack Bonus +60
  • Maximum Defense Bonus +60
  • Unlocks Marriage
House lv3
Level 3
Iron Wooden PlankIron Wooden Plank (20)
Aluminum PlateAluminum Plate (20)
Strengthened GlassStrengthened Glass (10)
  • Maximum Health Bonus +300
  • Maximum Stamina Bonus +150
  • Maximum Attack Bonus +90
  • Maximum Defense Bonus +90
House lv4
Level 4
Aluminum PlateAluminum Plate (20)
ConcreteConcrete (20)
Wooden PillarWooden Pillar (10)
  • Maximum Health Bonus +400
  • Maximum Stamina Bonus +180
  • Maximum Attack Bonus +120
  • Maximum Defense Bonus +120
  • Unlocks the ability to have children
House lv4 alternate
Level 4
Alternative appearance
ConcreteConcrete (30)
Advanced Composite BoardAdvanced Composite Board (20)
Wooden PillarWooden Pillar (10)
  • Cosmetic upgrade to the level 4 upgrade
  • Can only be purchased after buying the initial level 4 upgrade
  • Has a larger footprint than the initial level 4 upgrade
  • Contains no additional rooms, bonuses or stat changes

Floor planEdit


Starting Land Diagram

The yard contains the house, Assembly Station, Worktable, crafting stations, all exterior furnishings, and plot upgrades.

The starting property is 384 total squares, with an additional 2x6 area of unusable space by the gate. The cost to upgrade the workshop property can be reduced by improving the player's relationship with Mayor Gale.

Plot expansionEdit

Plot expansion allows for a bigger yard. "For Sale" signs are located outside the yard; interacting with the sign opens up the plot expansion user interface. In subsequent order, the plot expansion increases in size but also increases the cost of expanding.

Area Effect Resources
Land-signLand-signField Lvl 2 Increases the size of the field by 120 squares to 504 squares. Extension is on the right side. 1,500Gols
Land-signLand-signField Lvl 3 Increases the size of the field by 648 squares to 1,152 squares. Extension is on the back and right sides. 15,000Gols
Land-signLand-signField Lvl 4 Increases the size of the field by 360 squares to 1,512 squares. Extension is on the right side. 30,000Gols
Land-signLand-signField Lvl 5 Increases the size of the field by 864 squares to 2,376 squares. Extension is on the back and right side. 100,000Gols
Land-signLand-signField Lvl 6 Increases the size of the field by 1,344 squares to 3,720 squares. Extension is on the back and right side. 160,000Gols
Land-signLand-signField Lvl 7 Increases the size of the field by 1,680 squares to 5,400 squares. Extension is on the right side. 250,000Gols


Mailbox Unread

New letter in the mail

Throughout the game the player will receive mail via the mailbox outside the Workshop. These letters contain general information, events, missions, Gifts, crafting recipes, and sometimes notes from angry citizens. The presence of a new letter is indicated over the mailbox, with a special marker for letters that start quests.

Resource boxEdit

Resource Chest Items

New items in resource box

The resource box sits on the ground next to the mailbox. Items gathered by any helpers will be placed here. Upon unlocking the Tree Farm and Dana's Mining Company, the player also receives wood and stone items, respectively, per day through the resource service.


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